Health Innovation & Life Sciences

Richmondshire is really leading the way in the health innovation sector, with specialists in the eye wear industry, innovators within the cosmetic dentistry world and global leaders in the supply of medical information.

Hilco Vision an industry leading global eyewear company and Pro Pharma Group a global provider of regulatory, clinical, and compliance services are located here.

It’s obvious why these forward-thinking, truly remarkable businesses chose Richmondshire for their business operations.

Access to the best talent – We have a number of universities on our doorstep, specialising in research and development within life sciences such as the School of Health & Life Sciences, Teesside. With a long-established record of delivering high quality learning, teaching and research in the fields of health, sport and science they have an excellent reputation for working with partners which include the NHS, voluntary and private businesses.

Access to technology and expertise to develop their products – University of York has a number of externally available facilities and services, including laboratories. The Bioscience Technology Facility and York Science Park are examples. Durham University has an extensive range of state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities across a range of disciplines including biosciences.

Established health supply chains – there is an extensive range of medical and equipment suppliers within a 50-mile radius of Richmondshire. We have some of the biggest care providers headquarters in our region along with a number of hospital trusts including South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is the largest hospital trust in Teesside and North Yorkshire, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England and North Tees.